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The Pheasant Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Bassenthwaite
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Pheasant Inn nestles in the loop of a country lane near the head of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Cockermouth. Its low, solid exterior is typical of older houses, farms and hotels in the Lake District. Its interior is far from typical; it is warm and welcoming with two lounges - the smaller one used mostly by residents - both of... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Found the Pheasant Inn along a somewhat bumpy side-road just off Bassenthwaite Lake. Last Tuesday we'd arranged to meet friends for lunch in the Bistro, but were invited to get together before the meal either in the Bar or the little front lounge. We chose the lounge since it had comfy chairs... A friendly waitress helped us through the menu... More

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South West
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The service at the pub was very friendly and professional. The food was freshly prepared (be prepared for a bit of a wait during busy periods), portions were filling (great after a long day walking) and very tasty. Overall the cost of a meal was not out of line with anywhere else in Keswick, but the menu was a bit... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth noting that the Pheasant is an inn with rooms, a bar, a lounge, a bistro and a restaurant and I only visited the restaurant. We sat and enjoyed a pre-lunch drink in great comfort while looking at the papers. We were taken throught to the restaurant where we ordered sunday lunch. Starters were the chicken & duck... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the pub following a walk round the nature reserve, and found it was so nice we booked a table for later that evening! We were staying nearby so was ideal walking distance. The menu was prepared each day - so whilst I am going to heavily recommend the lamb I apologise if it isn't on the menu when... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here for the past few years but up until today had never had the experience of dining here. We chose to go on a Sunday for a traditional pub lunch.We had two course's each, soup for starters and then beef and pork for Maine course. The food was excellent and the service was good and we we're served... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner in the restaurant, our first visit, as previously we have lunched in the bistro. This was a Saturday in August but the dining room was not full. We enjoyed the calm and the professionalism of the service. Our meal began with an "amuse-bouche" of pea mousse, which was "neither nowt ner summat", as Cumbrians would say. Our... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for an afternoon drink with 4 adults, a 4 yr old, a baby in a buggy and 2 border terriers. The staff were very accommodating and we were not the only party with either children and/or dogs. The pup is obviously well used to this. There was a lovely atmosphere in this old pub. Unlike some other... More

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Alcester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please bear in mind this review is a bit out of date (I am quite new to TA) so I hope things may have improved since our visit. Years ago I lived in Cockermouth and the Pheasant was our much loved local. So on a visit back to the Lakes I was really looking forward to seeing the place again.... More

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came across this wonderful inn by accident. I should have stayed in Ambleside but it was dreadful. Here at The Pheasant , it is just what a single lady travelling could ever wish for. The staff were so welcoming, accommodating, pleasant. My room is delightful. The food and wine amazing. The total ambience ....first class. I love it and... More

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Address: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Pheasant Inn 3*
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The Pheasant Inn Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District

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Dating back to the 17th century, this former haunt of the famous huntsman John Peel has been entertaining guests for the past 300 years in the traditional Cumbrian manner with stunning food and refreshment and good old fashioned values. With an abundance of unique period atmosphere and a sense of timelessness with the clever mix of luxurious, contemporary comforts provides The Pheasant a well deserved national and International reputation. ... more   less 
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